Work, care, and gendered (in)equalities

Charlotta Niemisto, Jeff Hearn

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This chapter discusses the (ir)responsible organising of systems of production and reproduction through work and care, highlighting the inequalities – pertaining to gender, but also age, class, and ethnicity – in how work and care are valued and distributed. We examine some key inequalities and interrelations in systems of production and reproduction, in terms of gender, age, life phases, work, and care. How work and care are unevenly distributed between genders and in different phases of the life course is a central question for social sustainability and equality. Foregrounding work, care, and work-care boundaries is necessary in (re)organising work(/non-work) life and the interplay of production and reproduction. Responsible organising within and around societies and organisations means engaging with these persistent realities, and inequalities, at both strategic and everyday levels of organising.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransformative Action for Sustainable Outcomes
Subtitle of host publicationResponsible Organising
EditorsMaria Sandberg, Janne Tienari
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781003229728
ISBN (Print)9781032135342, 9781032135366
Publication statusPublished - 11 Apr 2022

Publication series

NameRoutledge Advances in Sociology


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